Growing our local economy … and celebrating Small Business Saturday

It’s Small Business Saturday on December 6th ( A national day set up to support, inspire and promote small businesses on the 6th December and beyond.


It’s also a good day to let you know about the Tavistock and District Local Economic Blueprint. A long name for a simple idea. With the support of West Devon Borough Council, we’re finding out how much people are, or could be, spending across the area (Tavistock and surrounding parishes) on food and drink, making our homes more energy efficient (retrofit) and local energy generation. We want to talk to local businesses and budding entrepreneurs and consumers working in or buying from the food and drink, retrofit and renewables sectors … and put in place a shared campaign to secure more business and independent businesses locally. Do we need more local skills training? Are we missing a particular type of local supplier? Could businesses be co-operating better to market local produce? Is more local investment needed?

If you’re a farmer or producer, smallholder, brewing, baking, manufacturing, selling and/or serving food and drink, involved in the generation industry … or a builder, plumber, electrician, architect, selling bathroom or kitchens, insulation, energy efficiency lighting etc. … come along and join us in Bedford Square between 13:30 and 15:00 on Saturday December 6th and find out how you can get involved.

We’ll also be joined by Geoffrey Cox QC MP who will be coming along at 13:45. The event is being supported by the West Devon Branch of the FSB and Totally Locally Tavistock.

If you can’t make it then get in touch by emailing, call 07969-569-444 or check out